By the time we’ve finished the morning cleaning, the chimpanzees have had their lunch, and we’re ready to start thinking about the day’s blog post, the chimps have usually settled down for afternoon naps, making photographing them a challenge. (Chimps like to sleep up high, and therefore out of sight of the camera lens.) This problem is compounded in the winter, when the chimps are feeling sleepier and snugglier than usual. There are some afternoons when we walk around the sanctuary aimlessly for hours trying to find some chimps to photograph for the blog post. Interestingly, they don’t seem concerned at all with our troubles.
Today is one such day, so I thought I’d do something a little different: a brief video tour of part of the sanctuary grounds. (You’ll notice we’ve gotten some snow.) You will spot a chimp or two, but I think you’ll start to understand our struggles. If you didn’t know better, you might not know there are chimps here at all.